North American Division
- Oregon Conference—Ministry wives from the Oregon conference met together at a church retreat center south of Portland for their annual Shepherdess meeting. The country setting in the middle of large evergreens made for a tranquil environment. And, the sheep farm down the road added a bit of authenticity! Conversations by the fireplace, praise services and testimonies made it a weekend to remember. Corleen Johnson, coordinator for the ministry to pastoral spouses at the conference office, and Claudia Griebel, Shepherdess president, organized the event. Sharon Cress was the guest speaker.
- Texico Conference—The Shepherdesses from the Texico conference enjoyed a weekend of relaxation and stress-relief compliments of the conference and planned by conference Shepherdess sponsor, Rita Stevens. The pastors' wives enjoyed a weekend in a delightful hotel. A nighttime communion service opened the special activities on a note that brought us all closer to Jesus. A formal banquet gave the opportunity to have laughs at life in the ministry and there was always time for fellowship. Seminars were presented by Sharon Cress.
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